Best time to visit Kenya for Safari – Kenya is a great safari destination that millions of tourists visit every single year. When planning an African vacation to Kenya, the question of “what is the best time to visit” is usually unavoidable. The best time to visit Kenya for safari holidays is during the dry season months. There are two dry seasons in Kenya – June to October which is the long dry season and also from December to February which is the short dry season.
Best time to visit Kenya for Safari – The dry season (June to October, and December to February) is generally the best time since there are very many days with high temperatures and low chances of rain. During the dry season, the roads are also very passable making the parks easily reachable. The grass in the parks is also short which makes viewing easy, and photography clear therefore you will enjoy wildlife viewing on your game drives with ease.
This does not entirely mean that you can visit Kenya during the other month of the year since Kenya National Parks teeming with incredible wildlife numbers all year round. For those interested in having the whole park to themselves, the rainy season is a low season meaning there is less crowding in the parks.
It is, however, more challenging during the rainy season, since the grounds become more slippery and water-logged due to the heavy rains. Despite all the challenging nature, it is also a good time to visit since there are fewer visitors in the parks allowing you to enjoy the beauty with less interruption. The peak months with heavy rains are in March, April, and May. July to November is the best time to see the wildebeest in Masai Mara Game Reserve – a Guaranteed Mara River Crossing experience.
Best Kenya safari ideas
East Africa is a natural favorite for African safari first-timers and Kenya with a very efficient tourist infrastructure and a dazzling choice of camps and lodges makes it a must-visit. Here are some of the top ideas for tours to Kenya.
Walking safaris – In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences. This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park. The walk is such a true experience of the wild, one that has you nervous and yet just excited too. Though with the full thrill, you may not have the great photography opportunities as those on game drives. Northern Kenya is good for such kinds of safaris.
Chartered fight transfers. Though traveling by road is considered affordable, transfers by chartered flights help cut log road journeys between parks. Light aircraft help reduce the long hours spent on drives and therefore give more time to be spent in the parks. Flights also offer such amazing ariel views of the wildlife below and the scenic landscape.
Beach holidays – A trip to the beach is the best way to unwind and enjoy the fresh Indian Ocean breeze. Beach vacations are perfect for all types of travelers, including honeymooners. During longer Kenyan vacations, consider going to the beach after or in between trips to the national parks. The greatest locations for beach vacations include Diani, Watamu, Malindi, and Mombasa.
Any safari destination in Kenya will undoubtedly be spectacular, but some of the more well-known expeditions include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which, when visited between July and October, is the best for wildlife encounters with lions, cheetahs, leopards, and wildebeest. Samburu Park is renowned for its elephants, Meru for the born free lioness, and Lake Nakuru National Park for flamingoes and rhinos.
To visit Kenya, book with Acacia Safaris and we shall have your journey well-customized to fit your best interest. If you are interested in unfolding the whole East African Region, book the Kenya wildlife safaris and tailor them with Tanzania wildlife safaris, and Uganda gorilla safaris.